- Applies to:
- CMS v3
In this article, you will learn how to manage your designs located in the Design Gallery in our cloud-based digital signage software, Mvix CMS. The Design Gallery holds a myriad of signage templates that will be published on your device. When you want to create a new design for your signage, this is where it will be created. There are a lot of editing tools featured in the Design Gallery such as:
- Font Text Styles
- Stock Images
- Stock Shapes, Objects, and Emojis
- Stock Icons
- Editing Background Color
- Editing Background Images
- Editing Background Patterns
- Editing The Canvas Settings
Templates for Every Market
In our Design Gallery, our team has curated customizable templates for every market to display on their digital signage. the Design Gallery is the central place to add your brand aesthetic and tailor the template to your liking. Interested in what designs are pre-made? Here are use cases for some of our markets:
- Corporate Businesses: template designs for breakrooms, digital directories, meeting rooms, menu boards and emegencies
- Healthcare Facilities: templates for waiting room signs and patient communication
- Educational Institutions: templates for school communications, classroom teaching materials and cafeteria menu boards
- Restaurants: digital menu board templates to enhance your menu
- and more!
What You’ll Need:
- A compatible digital signage player e.g. Mvix, BrightSign, etc.
- Mvix CMS Software with a supported feature package
- Internet Connectivity
Creating a Design
- Hover over the “MEDIA” tab, and click ” DESIGN GALLERY”.
- The Design Editor will appear where you can create and edit your templates. There are two options to create a design for your digital signage: using Stock Design in the Design Library and creating a design
- Let’s go through an overview of each feature in the Design Library and how you can manage your designs.
- Note: As you add Images and Text zones, be aware they will use our layering system to be placed on top of one another. Each new item is the next layer up, so typically you will want to place backgrounds and designs first. Then, apply Text or standalone images.
- Starting on the left, the first icon is the “DESIGN LIBRARY”, which houses stock designs for your digital signage. Under “DESIGN LIBRARY” is “SHARED WITH YOU” and “CREATED BY YOU”, which show designs that have been shared with you through other Mvix CMS accounts and designs created by you on the Design Editor. If you are not creating your design by scratch, this is where you will find pre-made templates to use.
- You can also Search Designs in the search bar by use cases, like food, corporate, hotel, and more.
- Click the “UPLOAD” icon to upload a layered Photoshop file
- Click the “SETTINGS” icon to change the design to landscape or portrait.
- Click the “FONTS” icon under the “DESIGN LIBRARY” to add text to your template. Under “FONTS”, drag and drop which Font style types you would like to use in your template.
- Under “FONT COMBINATION”, add text styles that incorporate more than one font style.
- If you’re not finding the font style you’re looking for or want fast searching, use the “SEARCH FONTS” bar to type in the font name for easy accessing.
- Selecting the Image menu will allow you access to our Stock Images, as well as any you have uploaded under the Library Images dropdown. These can also be dragged or simply clicked to be applied at their base resolution, and adjusted to your preference.
- If you are creating a design from scratch, add your various images to your Media Library first before design. After adding your images to the Media Libary, add them to your design in the Design Editor by clicking the + icon and importing your designs
- In your template editor window, you can access the sidebar of settings on the right. These sections make up the editing tools that you’ll be using to adjust your template. You can adjust various settings for your Text and Images, depending on which type of Zone you have selected.
- Text Zone Settings allow adjustment of fonts, sizing, rotation, color, movement, spacing, etc. Image-based zones allow for cropping, rotations, filters, etc.
- The toolbar below your Design houses the remaining controls like undoing, Copy or Delete, or managing Layer levels.
- Once you’ve highlighted a layer, you can create a copy of it by clicking the “Copy” button. Or, remove the layer by clicking “Delete”. You can also zoom in or zoom out, and optionally un-do or re-do any action performed.
- Lastly, don’t forget to SAVE. Saving your Design will add it to your Design Gallery and allow you to keep it for further management, or deployment to your player/display.
Editing a Design
- You can edit any existing Designs you may have saved previously in the Media Library.
- Editing a design will open the same editor we used to initially create the Design, and the controls are the same between either version. The only difference is where to access the existing Design.
Note: PSD file format is a native file format of Acrobat Photoshop, a commercial and proprietary product. Owing to the proprietary nature of the PSD format, this import module is offered on a best efforts basis. i.e. reliability of import is highly dependent on how the image and text layers were created in the original photoshop file. For example, if the text layer in photoshop cannot be converted correctly, it will be imported as an image layer.